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2022-2023 Catalog 
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NATRS 161 - Wildlife Habitat Management

Credits: 4
Study the management of wildlife and wildlife habitats to encourage incidence and diversity of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Students develop field wildlife research projects to aid management skills. Students visit, observe, and participate in actual projects, giving them opportunities to see Pacific Northwest wildlife in its ever-changing environments within the growing research-based industry.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $15.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate research and organizational skills through the development of a wildlife management plan.
  2. Collect wildlife sample data using approved protocols for various wildlife species, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
  3. Describe the ecological and economic importance of key wildlife species native the the Pacific Northwest.
  4. Evaluate habitat conditions for a variety of wildlife species and provide appropriate habitat management prescriptions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland and Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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